• Obtaining documents and disclosure using the Data Protection Law
  • September 10, 2009 | Author: Balz Gross
  • Law Firm: Homburger - Zürich Office
  • The article focusses on the bases for requests for production of documents and disclosure of information in civil proceedings under Swiss law and the rights for production of documents and disclosure under the Data Protection Act, as well as the uses and abuses of the data protection law for these purposes. Since the data protection laws and the related problems are similar in most European jurisdictions, the issues discussed here not only exist in Switzerland, but also in other civil law jurisdictions.